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May 25, 2013

Category: Multicultural Attractions

Iranian Heritage Days at the ROM

Come out and celebrate Iranian heritage and culture at its finest. On Saturday May 25, 2013 from 11:00 am to 5:00pm the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) will celebrate Iranian Heritage Day through music, dance, dining and hands-on activities.

In partnership with the Toronto Iranians Community Group, the ROM is proud to present a day of Iranian culture and heritage programming. The ROM’s Heritage Days offer a unique look at the diverse backgrounds of Canadians providing visitors with the opportunity to learn about these other cultures.

The celebration features a wide array of festivities including authentic Iranian music, dance and Naghali story-telling performances. Also scheduled is the premiere of Siamak Eskandari’s newest photography exhibit, “Riders on the Stone”, and a lecture by the photographer. Art is also on display from contemporary Iranian artists as well as hands-on Iranian themed crafts for children. Additionally, Food Studio and ROM Boutique feature Iranian-themed fare and wares for the day.

For more details: www.rom.on.ca/en/activities-programs/events-calendar/iranian-heritage-day

Location: Royal Ontario Museum — 100 Queen’s Park

carassauga – mississauga’s festival of cultures

Travel the World without leaving the City!
More to see, more to do in 2013!

Every year Carassauga looks for ways to enhance the visitor experience. And this year will be no exception, with more to see and more to do; that means more value for your Passport purchase and more enjoyment for your visit. With 72 countries represented in 28 Pavilions at 12 locations across Mississauga, there is a lot to experience.

What is new in 2013? New Pavilions, more entertainment, more attractions and more opportunities for fun. Carassauga welcomes Brazil, Korea, Slovakia and Thailand to our Festival family.

The newest addition to the Festival is the Marketplace providing a central destination for Festival visitors to shop for an array of goods and products at Carassauga’s own global marketplace. Located in a large outdoor tented area in the north parking lot of the Hershey Centre Sport Zone, visitors will have the opportunity to purchase jewelry, crafts, household goods, clothes and food stuffs.

Carassauga proudly presents “Simply the Best” on May 24th, 2013 at 9:00 pm at the Hershey Sports Centre, Outdoor stage. If you are a Tina Turner fan, you are going to love “Simply the Best”, a tribute show which recreates the excitement and music of Tina Turner. Free admission with an adult passport.

Visitors that purchase an advance Passport prior to the Festival will have the chance to enter a draw to win two round trip Air Canada Economy Class tickets to any destination Air Canada flies.

For more details: www.carassauga.com

Start: May 24, 2013
End: May 26, 2013
Location: Hershey Centre SportZone

Ghost Tracking

Does Casa Loma have ghosts? Find out for yourself with our Ghost Tracking experts….
The Evening will commence in the Library for a quick introduction and breakdown of haunted tales, a sneak peek at your hosts Paranormal Equipment, and perhaps listen to some of the amazing EVP’s captured during some of the investigations that have taken place at The Castle. We will then proceed forward for a mini tour – allowing you, our honoured guests, some extra time to investigate on your own!

Dates: Monday, May 20, 2013,
Friday, May 24, 2013, &
Friday, May 31, 2013.

Times: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Price: Adult $26.96, Children $15.95

Registration/Tickets: www.canadasmosthauntedmedia.com/casa-loma

Location: Casa Loma — 1 Austin Terrace

Casa Loma
Start: May 20, 2013
End: May 31, 2013
Location: Casa Loma

Chinese Portraits of the Ming and Qing Dynasties (1368 – 1911)

The tradition of hosting highly visual exhibitions in the Herman Herzog Levy Gallery at the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) continues with Faces to Remember: Chinese Portraits of the Ming and Qing Dynasties (1368 – 1911). On display at the ROM from May 18, 2013 to February 23, 2014, Faces to Remember features Chinese portraits created during the Ming and Qing dynasties, and comes from the renowned collections of the Museum’s Far Eastern section.

Showcasing a culturally important, but often-overlooked aspect of Chinese art and culture, the exhibition’s portraits are astonishing in their detail and embedded symbolism. The visual appeal of the exhibition’s 25 works – some remarkably large – is enhanced by a number of sartorial and personal accessories, objects carefully selected for their resemblance to those seen in the paintings.

Dr. Ka Bo Tsang, ROM Assistant Curator, Chinese Pictorial Arts, is the exhibition’s curator. She explains, “Portraits are a way to commemorate people, whether known or unknown to us. The portraits displayed in the exhibition, as well as the personal accessories, provide us with a better understanding of the Chinese people of the past, their aspirations and moral values.”

For more details: www.rom.on.ca

Location: Royal Ontario Museum — 100 Queen’s Park